1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Yetter Planter Runs Like A Deere
Its row units are, for the most part, a copy of Deere's popular Max-Emerge. They're being manufactured by Yetter under a licensing agreement with Deere, according to Jerry Williamson, Yetter's director of engineering who was involved with the design of the new fold-forward planter frame and also designed the new Yetter row units.
"The row units are our own improved design, with certain parts being manufactured under the licensing agreement with Deere. We feel our units have most of the features of Deere's Max-Emerge, plus some extras which we've added," Williamson told FARM SHOW. "For example, the close wheels are independently suspended and adjustable, which allows more accurate seed trench closing on sloped ground and over ridges. Compaction directly over the seed is virtually eliminated. By adding optional Yetter coulters, the system is ideal for no-till or minimum-till planting. Seed depth is accurately controlled and can be set by simply moving a lever."
The new Yetter planter is designed to fold forward 180? for road transport. The wings tilt up 10? to prevent the front gangs of the planter from hitting the ground when you hit a bump or depression, Williamson points out.
It's available in a 12-row model (30-in. spacing) which folds forward to approximately 15 ft. for transport, and an 8-row model (40-in. spacing) which folds to approximately 14 ft. for transport. The tractor operator folds or unfolds either model right from the tractor without having to back up. Also available are non-folding 4 and 6 row models. Yetter row units can also be purchased separately for mounting on a farmer's existing toolbar or planter frame.
Extra planter units can be mounted, between the regular units for planting soybeans in 19-in. rows, with skip rows for the tractor wheels. "We're not sure yet about the feasibility of adding inter-row units all the way across on the 12-row model, but there shouldn't be any problem on the smaller models," Williamson points out.
In the field, the 8-row front folding model rides on 4 wheels. It's carried by the 2 center wheels when folded for transport. It comes complete with planter units and triple fold, break-away markers.
Yetter is also offering its hydraulic front-fold hinge kit separately for use with other planters. It fits most 2 in. by 7 in. toolbar planters. The kit comes with all hinge parts needed and four hydraulic cylinders. "The hinge is made of 3/4 in. steel plate. Since the kit folds equipment forward only, transport height is not affected," Williamson points out.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Yetter Mfg., Colchester, Ill. 62326 (ph toll free 1-800-447-5777, or collect 309-776-4111 in Illinois).
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